Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Welcome Christmas, Christmas Day

Christmas was magical this year.
Last year Punkito seemed too young to be very aware of the whole "Christmas thing." This year was entirely different. She was so interested in everything, full of smiles, and had a lot of fun. I've always loved Christmas, but Christmas as a parent is even better. I was so excited Christmas Eve it was almost hard for me to sleep!
Putting out cookies for Santa...
Couldn't resist a little bite!
Finally, Christmas morning!

As I mentioned a few posts back, Hans and I tried to stick to the "Four Presents" rule and we did pretty well (with the play kitchen being her big gift from Santa). Our beloved family members, on the other hand, did not hold back. Look what a spoiled child!
We are so grateful that our sweet girl has so many family members who love her so much. She's a lucky, lucky girl.

I think we have the only kid in America who doesn't just tear through her gifts. It was five hours (maybe six?) from when she opened her first gift to when she finally opened the last. She has to spend 15 minutes after opening playing with and examining her gift. Not that we're complaining! We love that about her. We just know that next year we should expect it to be an all day affair and plan accordingly :)
Not sure what I was laughing about, but I'm sure she did something funny
The trike was probably the big winner of the day. Point, Grandpa.
For all the spoiling, she is an incredibly grateful child. She loved every single gift and made sure to play with each one. Besides the trike, she is loving that magnadoodle, this Melissa and Doug latches board, these little Daniel Tiger figurines (Point, Oma!), the Little People Skyway set, her kitchen and all its accessories (shopping cart = Grandpa win! blender = Uncle win! Melissa and Doug food sets = Uncle, Aunt, Mimi win win win!), and, of course, all the wonderful new books for her collection.

Like I said. Spoiled.  What were the big winners in your house this year?


  1. Just noticed the Pottery Barn play kitchen. Those ones are gorgeous.

    1. Right? I think they are the prettiest kitchens out there! I have been scouring craigslist for months to find a good deal. We drove to Houston to pick these babies up :)

  2. These pictures are adorable!